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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-12

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-12

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disc 1
set 1 (acoustic)

01 /1/Dire Wolf 5:01
02 The Rub 3:23
03 How Long Blues 3:57
04 Dark Hollow 4:14
05 Friend Of The Devil 4:53
06 Candyman 6:44
07 Katie Mae 4:02
08 Bring Me My Shotgun > 1:46
09 She's Mine 2:37
10 Rosalie McFall 3:48
11 Tell It To Me 2:55
12 Wake Up Little Susie 2:35
Cumberland Blues #

total 44:55
disc 2
set 2 (electric)

01 Easy Wind 9:14
02 Mama Tried 3:01
03 Cold Rain And Snow 6:11
04 Attics Of My Life 7:27
05 China Cat Sunflower > 3:39
06 jam > 1:27
07 I Know You Rider > 5:08
08 High Time 8:02

total 44:09
disc 3
set 2 (con't'd)

01 It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 12:12
02 Bobby Sells The Brooklyn Bridge 00:52
03 Cryptical Envelopment 02:09
04 Drums /1/ > 06:39
05 The Other One > 09:10
06 Me & My Uncle > 03:13
07 The Other One > 01:17
08 Dancin In The Streets /4/ > 11:32
09 Turn On Your Lovelight > 16:10
10 St. Stephen Jam > 00:44
11 Lovelight /2/ @ > 09:14

Uncle John's Band #

total 73:12

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York City, NY

Source aud > ??? > shn > wav > shn
Transferred by SirMick


/1/ first few seconds are missing

/2/ there appears to be a cut at 1:20

/3/ there is a small dropout at 8:17

/4/ cuts near end, unknown how much is missing

@ cuts near end, unknown how much is missing

# missing

there are small cuts between most tracks. It seems like the taper must have been hitting the pause button on a regular basis.

the volume on both sets fluctuated between channels and I have tried to adjust this as much as is possible

there were a few dropouts that I have been able to patch in from the other channel

set 2 has quite a high level of hiss


not a great recording but it'll do until something better shows up

SIRMick (


Reviewer: spacetunes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2016
Subject: Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-12
Chickenlips review from May 2014 says it all, I too live in Jersey & remember this show & especially the cartoon Sunshine Maker,been trying to find it & had no luck until now,thanks chickenlips,I remember getting blasted by the sunshine when we all left,got on the path trains[Tubes] back to Jersey with a bunch of hard hats staring at us like we were from outer space, we were no longer in outer space having landed back on earth after the Dead finished
Reviewer: Chickenlips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2014
Subject: Sweetness remembered
I was at this show and I've been looking for a recording of it ever since. I lived in New Jersey at the time and I saw the Dead close to 200 times from 1969 to 1974 but this was by far the best show. They were billing it as "Dead at Midnight" The show started at midnight with the acoustic set, continued with New Riders featuring Garcia on steel and Hart on drums and the ELECTRIC Dead took the stage at around 3:15 am. I had seats in the second row center. The band was absolutely as dosed as we were particularly Bobby. Between the New Riders and the electric Dead the showed the Nixon "checkers speech on the big screen over the stage and then an old black and white cartoon called the "Sunshine Makers" who were little elves that bottled sunshine and when anyone sipped the sunshine, they immediately became overcome with utter joy and happiness. If you never have seen it, the implications were obvious. Anyway it was one of those magical nights that elevated until the very last note at which point 2,400 stoned to the bone hippies wandered out onto second avenue in NYC and discovered it was daylight. Yeah the quality could be better but listening to this concert brought me right back to that night. Now the really weird part about it is that I found this set after someone sent me a link to another Dead set and after looking around the archives, I found this one. I was working at the time in my office by myself so I just shut the phone off, cranked up the speakers and listened the entire show. About halfway through, I looked down and realized it was 44 years ago TO THE DAY that I attended this Fillmore show. Lightning bolt to the brain. True story.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2013
Subject: --
This is the sort of show where the wife walks in on you, deadhead, air-drumming to this muddy, rough, delightfully muffled Easy Wind and rolls her eyes in bemusement, god love her for putting up with this sort of stuff....but what a tantalizing bit of history this gem is! Yes, there are undoubtedly some pitch issues here, but I actually *really* like the stoned, molasses-bass-swamp filter this show sifts itself through; 6/24 and 11/6 & 8 from this year are usually first when it comes to the best of these ancient audience recordings, but I think aspects of this Fillmore run, particularly this night (I guess this is 7/11) and the next, deserve placement right alongside those other recordings - share this one around, guys!....there is enough from this recording that comes through and isn't overladen too badly with sharp, crispy New York screaming and clapping - it happens annoyingly, occasionally (the worst is on CC > R), but not enough to dissuade from such a powerfully rendered night of music. I do have to go right along with um_uh_oh_islam_whatever on this one - it really is incredible stuff.

Acoustic set is just beautiful - give your ears a few seconds to adjust and you'll be carried right away - Pig gets a *lot* of airtime here. The NRPS set is available on the weinberg 108156 aud and can fit unobtrusively, delightfully, after Little Susie - dig Dawson's Cecelia yodeling!

Electric set - again, pitch issues aside, just check how carefully and punctually EVERY SINGLE NUMBER here is done - that Attics is absolutely shamanistic, Man's World coasts delightfully through the blues, Pigpen orders the entire house on its feet during the post-Cryptical drums, and the Other One just the faaaack IN.

Dancin' goes into what I think is that Tighten Up jam, just twirls up, up, and up into the celesial spheres, and oh pain, PAIN at that cut that leaves us in Lovelight territory. This ain't no routine Lovelight, neither - they really, REALLY cook this one - but the cuts present from the end of Dancin' (only a deadhead knows such pain) and throughout 'till the end of the board keep this treasure from being a full 5. I've tried listening to some of the other sources here, looking for that full Dancin', but I prefer this source for now. Any enterprising 'head want to try a patch on this one or two? :) :) :P

Subjective intimacy on this one - either you're on board and "get it" or you don't.If you're familiar with those jaw-dropping Port Chester auds from 1970 this is very similar terrain.
Reviewer: Arck - - November 24, 2012
Subject: Speed issues...
Does anyone else thinks this show runs slow? Really slow? I think it's a nice show and I don't mind the tape sound, but if someone with the expertise to do it could speed it up a bit (if it's at all possible to establish how slow it really is), I think it would become one of the shows of the year.

Just compare this show's Me And My Uncle with the previous night's.*

* I know some people say the 12th is really the 11th, etc.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2012
Subject: jam?
This is great stuff, I've already burned a disk of the first set and labled it "Acoustic Pigpen", but can anybody tell me what the frig is the purpose of track 18, "jam"?!?!?!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2012
Subject: Rough diamond
Sound quality makes parts if it hard to hear and others hard to listen to, but a great show and worth skipping through for highlights. The acoustic set in particular is sweet.
Reviewer: Davidb1953 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2011
Subject: more complete tape?
I was going through old tapes and found that my copy of this show has Dancing in the Streets and Lovelight both complete with UJB encore. I was at one of these midnight shows but not sure which one (go figure).
Reviewer: kboyxxx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2010
Subject: Summer in the city
Hot summer.
Cool down at the FE with the Good Ol Grateful Dead.
Bought my first bootleg of the Dead outside the FE while Bill Graham was barking out orders for us to stay in line! Wish I was there right now.
The music lives on via the tapers. Thank you to all.
K boy
Reviewer: johnzias - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2009
Subject: Date is wrong
I attended both 7/11 and 7/12. This is definitely 7/11.
Reviewer: whereisjerry - - May 22, 2009
Subject: date
according to, this setlist matches 7/11/70
Reviewer: eesenor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2009
Subject: Date Confusion
Note that this is most likely the 7-11 show. See comments to the alleged '7-11' entry.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 17, 2008
Subject: A Blessing from Heaven...
The performance is beyond spectacular, you will want this show in your archive if you are a DEAD HEAD.

Yes it has hand clapping sometimes and yes it's an Audience Recording and sounds like you are out in the lobby (actually out in the audience) but that's not all it is...

It's the GRATEFUL DEAD at the FILLMORE EAST in New York City, July 12, 1970. What do you think it's going to sound like man? PAY ATTENTION!

Forget the lousy quality recording, which isn't that freak'n bad, just listen to the show, man. THE SHOW IS AMAZING!


I recommend listening to "audience recorded" shows through your favorite headphones. It brings the music closer to your ears and is easier to hear. Using EQ isn't a bad idea either if you have it.

SirMick has done it again......I am in awe.

If there is a soundboard of this show, we're gonna have to fork over serious bucks for it...but until then, get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry...

"Attics of My Life" is truly a beautiful song and is performed here with incredible vocals.

Lot's of Pigpen performances for us Pigpen fans. The acoustic Pigpen is a real treat.

"IT'S A MAN'S WORLD" is always a delight and NO ONE could sing "IT'S A MAN'S WORLD" better than Pigpen, not even James brown. Pigpen stole this song from James Brown and made it his own. A fast 6/8 tempo is something only Pigpen could do, and it's unbelievable!

Thanks SirMick for sharing this show with us die-hard Pigpen fans, it's all we got of ol' Pigpen, and it helps us remember him.

Pigpen was one of the greatest front-men ever and he added a whole other dimension to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Dancin' In the Street sounds slow...tape speed, or what?

31 songs performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD live at the Fillmore East in the summer of 1970 gets 5 stars in my book anyday, and with all them Pigpen songs, It should get 100 stars. Turn On Your Lovelight was Pigpen's signature song, for a reason...he was all about LOVE, Janis knew it.

This is one audience recording you are going to want because it's as close to being at a GRATEFUL DEAD Show in the summer of 1970 at the Fillmore East as you're gonna get. If you love the GRATEFUL DEAD, you will LOVE THIS SHOW.

PS: Turn On Your Lovelight cuts off at the end as it should in any bootleg live recording. The GRATEFUL DEAD always played longer than any tape ever made back then...that's the way it was.

I turned 15 in 1970, and would see my first rock concert in September at Madison Square Garden in NYC, it was a Led Zeppelin matinee show for $6.50 and it wasn't sold out.

Eat, Drink, be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.
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